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Buddy Holly Story set to rock Sunderland
09/01/2017 - 14:23
Due to phenomenal demand for tickets Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has extended its tour into 2017 with a date at Sunderland Empire from Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 February 2017. Buddy - The Buddy...
09/01/2017 - 12:25
Reach for the stars and join internationally renowned M6 Theatre Company as they bring Mavis Sparkle, their magical production of wonder and discovery, to Arts Centre Washington on Friday 24 February...
Heaven Eyes by David Almond
09/01/2017 - 11:39
Award-winning touring theatre company, Théâtre Sans Frontières, will be performing its production Heaven Eyes by the celebrated children’s author David Almond at Arts Centre Washington on Wednesday 8...
Close Encounters opens in time for Christmas
23/12/2016 - 12:55
A popular hand feeding area at a Wearside wetland centre has re-opened just in time for Christmas following an extensive redevelopment. Close Encounters at WWT Washington Wetland Centre closed for re...
Cast announced for La Cage Aux Folles
21/12/2016 - 17:03
The cast for multi-award winning musical La Cage Aux Folles’ debut appearance at Sunderland Empire has been announced. The highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning...
Hairspray to play Sunderland Empire in 2017
16/12/2016 - 13:24
Smash hit musical Hairspray has announced another major UK tour from August 2017, including one week at Sunderland Empire. The big, bold and beautiful production of this much loved musical comedy...
First anniversary of Virgin Trains service celebrated
14/12/2016 - 16:34
In December 2015, Virgin Trains’ power car 43274 was named the “Spirit of Sunderland” to mark the arrival of its inaugural daily service into London King’s Cross. Virgin Trains has now presented an...
Sunderland new year celebrations announced
13/12/2016 - 10:53
Transformers, fire-performers, live music and a fantastic firework finale will be helping visitors celebrate the start of a new year at the seafront in Sunderland. On Saturday December 31 join host...

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